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I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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    Near site of Oso mudslide, concerns increase with heavy rain, new path of river

    OSO, Wash. — Flooding is a big concern in Snohomish County, especially near the Oso mudslide. The concern is that the path of the Stillaguamish River has changed as a result of the mudslide, and the effect of that on people living nearby is unknown. Wednesday’s storms are just the beginning of the rainy season. County officials and the U.S. Geological Survey said they are keeping a close watch on the water levels. Kayla Baum and her daughter live right […]

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    Burglar or man just knocking on door? Homeowner opens fire — and could be charged

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A homeowner could end up in hot water after firing his gun at what he thought was a burglar. But neighbors are rallying around the homeowner, who could be charged with a crime. Cops quickly detained both the homeowner and the man the homeowner thought might be a would-be burglar, but investigators discovered that no crime had been committed — except possibly by the homeowner, who is the only person in the case that could face charges. […]

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    Shooting spree suspect allegedly wanted to die, told cops: ‘Your guys aren’t very good shots’

    EVERETT — The suspect in a wild shootout with police last week, Hans Hansen, faced a judge for the first time on Monday while court documents suggested a possible motive for the shooting spree. Cops said Hansen targeted police last Wednesday night because he wanted them to shoot and kill him. Court papers said it’s all because both his business and his health was failing – and just before the alleged shooting spree, Hansen learned his son was suicidal. Hansen […]

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    Dog attacked by loose pit bulls inside fenced Graham backyard

    GRAHAM, Wash. — A Pierce County couple thought their dog would be safe in their gated backyard but they were wrong. Two pit bulls got into their yard and surrounded their dog, Jack. Now neighbors worry the pit bulls could be returned to their owner. Eight-year-old Jack is all fixed up after an emergency visit to the veterinarian that cost his owners hundreds of dollars. “Up until yesterday he thought everybody loved him,” said Jack’s owner, Lisa Hansler. “He’s got stitches […]

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    Suspect in three-city shooting rampage that targeted police is family man

    GRANITE FALLS, Wash. — Law enforcement sources identified the Snohomish County shooting rampage suspect Thursday as Hans Hansen, who lives near Granite Falls, and others talked of what may have triggered Wednesday’s crime spree. Hansen, married with a son, is believed to have been the man in a white pickup truck who opened fire Wednesday night at the Granite Falls Police Department and at several parked patrol cars before driving to the Lake Stevens Department, where he did the same […]

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    ‘It’s frightening’: At least 19 Redmond homes hit by burglars in 4 months

    REDMOND — A rash of home burglaries on the Eastside has neighbors on edge. In the city of Redmond alone, crooks ransacked 19 homes since the beginning of June. The burglaries are happening in the middle of the day when most people are at work. The thieves are after cash, electronics and jewelry. “It’s frightening,” neighbor Cathy Rivera said Wednesday. “You lock everything up. You do what you’re supposed to do, you get alarms, and yet they’re still managing to […]

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    ‘I got shot!’ Teen says she was hit in face by potato-gun at birthday party

    ARLINGTON — A Snohomish County family is sharing a warning about a random act of violence that could have killed their teenager. “They might think it was fun and games but it’s not,” said April Gorman, “She could have died.” Gorman believes a potato gun was fired into her 17-year-old niece’s face. Shian Witherspoon said her swollen head hurts so bad that she can barely talk. It happened during her birthday party on Saturday – the party ended with a […]

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    Are thieves using high-tech ‘Fob Jammers’ to break into cars?

    BURIEN — It’s a matter of convenience to use that little key fob to lock and unlock your car without a key. But a Burien man discovered thieves might have found a way to fool that fob and get into your car without breaking a single window. Justin Rasmussen said he parked his car at Highline Athletic Club in late September. Before going inside, he said, he locked his car using his key fob. He even said he heard the […]

  • Watch: Would-be burglar climbs onto roof, then falls to ground as family sits inside home

    PUYALLUP — A burglar is on the run after falling nearly 8 feet from a roof onto her backside. Surveillance cameras caught the suspect while police said she was casing the home all while the family was inside. “It was scary the first week,” said homeowner Angela Johnson. “Our daughter didn’t want to be upstairs at all by herself.” Johnson is still reeling after her security cameras caught a stranger walking through her Puyallup backyard for nearly an hour last […]